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Exeter University Canoe Club host ThisGirlCan tournament

Written by Izzy Elliott (EUCC General Secretary 2018/19)

On Wednesday 21st November, in honour of This Girl Can Week, Exeter University Canoe Club (EUCC) had a fab afternoon hosting a Ladies Canoe Polo tournament down at Exeter Quay for all the amazing ladies in EUCC. 

Although we don’t have a regular canoe polo pitch set-up with goals anywhere in Exeter or enough polo boats for all our players, we made the most of the opportunity to get as many girls involved in the sport as possible by using our white-water boats instead of polo boats and recruiting some boys from EUCC to hold up our makeshift goals on opposite banks of the canal.

Everyone played so well, despite the extremely chilly and wet weather, and had a great time. We played a round robin tournament with three mixed ability teams made up of ladies from Exeter’s BUCS Ladies team to Freshers who had never played polo before, so a special well done to all our beginners!

A big thank you to Lauren (EUCC Competitions Secretary) who organised the event and to all the EUCC guys who came along to support, take photos, provide hot drinks and hold goalposts. We all had a great afternoon celebrating #thisgirlcan!

For more info about Exeter University Canoe Club, have a look at our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ExeterUniversityCanoeClub/ or website http://eucc.org.uk/.